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What Your Shoes Are REALLY Doing To Your Feet

Huffington Post | Lauren Mikler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Style

There are few accessories that excite women quite like shoes. Not only are they the key to transforming an outfit, but is there any item in your close...

Explaining the 'Unexplained' Illnesses of Gulf War Veterans

Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.

A recent Institute of Medicine report on Gulf War illness has unfortunately concluded that veterans have such diverse symptoms and exposures that a single, distinct definition cannot be used to describe their condition.

The Myth of 'Closure' -- One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombings

John Tsilimparis | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Whenever our sense of safety and security is shattered by these types of events, restoring that emotional stability is not a simple undertaking. The central nervous system needs time to reset and process the loss of that very same safety and security that was taken away.

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

How I Finally Learned to Stop Judging Myself

Denise Ullem | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Denise Ullem

Each time I come to my mat I am amazed at how long it takes me to join my physical body in the present. And once I am fully present in that stark yoga studio, tears often come.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Domestic Violence, Part 1

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What is it? What are the stages? And, how can it be prevented? Domestic violence is a nice clinical name for a battering relationship or a relati...

Hypnosis for the Hospital: The Evidence Is in on Patient Comfort

Larry Burk, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Burk, M.D.

Have you ever been anxious about undergoing a stressful medical procedure such as a mammogram or MRI scan, or something even more painful such as a br...

Being Human

Christine Hoh | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

Natural disasters, accidents, unexpected death, illnesses and financial loss: these are merely only few things that can cause you pain. Recently, some...

3 Steps to Turning Pain Into Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

You might think that August 20, 2013 -- the day an armed gunman came into the school where I worked and trapped me in an office with him -- was the darkest, most difficult day of my life. But the truth is, it wasn't.

Is There (Marital) Life After an Affair?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The consequences of an affair may have more to do with how each partner responds to it than the affair itself. As many couples have discovered, even in the midst of the most painful circumstances, when there is a shared intention to heal, repair and take responsibility, what may have previously seemed impossible can become a reality.

My Cup Runneth Over With Just Enough

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

While we do this deep dive and soul search, we also hold onto the love and support we receive, the wonderful and healing love and support of family, friends and community and, ultimately, the sweet love of our child. We learn that as we keep our hearts open, our hearts receive all of this love.

'I Realized I Don't Have to Believe My Thoughts'

Tara Brach | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It's about becoming aware of the process of thinking so that we are not in a trance --...

Foods That Fight Pain

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.06.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Last year, I threw my back out, and the experience was, in a word, hell. Couldn't walk, couldn't stand and couldn't sit without lightning rods of pain shooting up and down my body. For someone who lives to be seven places at once, this was hardly convenient.

On Savoring Life

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman

Isn't savoring our lives at least as important as enjoying Reese's? For, like chocolate, this moment will be gone in a flash. So, it's probably worth paying attention to.

Falls, Injuries and Anxiety: Breaking a Vicious Cycle

Hilary Young | Posted 03.03.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Regardless of what came first -- the injury or the anxiety -- it's important to know the realities of aging in the modern world.

How To Transform Pain Into Purpose

Tony A. Gaskins Jr. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

I've learned some valuable lessons in my few years on Earth, and amongst those lessons one really echoes; turn pain into purpose! If you have to go through it at least get something out of it. There's a lesson in every struggle.

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

People with fibromyalgia syndrome suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if their condition is real. They are labeled as annoying and needy. In the literal sense, insult is added to injury.

Prepared for a Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

The first place he went to was the school's front office, where I happened to be filling in for the receptionist. For the next hour, the gunman and I were alone in that office. For much of that time, I was afraid I was going to die.

For the Love of My Sister

Robin Korth | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

My sister Laurie was a year and a half older than me and always two years ahead of me in school. She was also my best friend and "almost twin." In our...

God Whispered

Steven Crandell | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Why me, why now, I thought. Why is life so hard? That's when God whispered something in my head. I want to share it with you. In difficulty, be ...

Patience Is Painful

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I'm truly present, then I'm experiencing the bliss of the moment. There isn't any anywhere to go but this very moment. There's nothing to wait for. It's in this moment that I can take action steps toward my goal, and if I'm present in this moment, each action step can be filled with joy and peace.

Michigan Compassion Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

Michigan Compassion | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Michigan Compassion

ROYAL OAK - Michigan Compassion today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability ...

Michigan Compassion Public Meeting in Royal Oak on January 30, 2014

Michigan Compassion | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Michigan Compassion

Royal Oak, MI - Michigan Compassion will be expanding its presence in Michigan by starting a second Public Meeting in Royal Oak. Michigan Compassio...

5 Steps to Solve Your Migraines

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Migraines are a big problem. They affect millions of people and are responsible for billions of dollars in health care costs. The question we really need to ask isn't, "How do you treat a migraine?" but rather, "What is causing the migraines?"